Local entrepreneur wins big!

When 31-year-old Kempton Park resident Sbusiso Mpande saw the Clere Stock Up & Drive Off Winter 2019 competition tag on Clere product at Yarona Cash & Carry in Crown Mines, where he was buying in bulk for his local business, he entered and forgot about it. Until, a couple of months later, when he received a call to say he was one of the competition finalists and he was that much closer to winning a brand-new Nissan NP 200 Bakkie.

The local businessman, who distributes various products, including Clere, to more than 20 tuck shops around Johannesburg, arrived at the IC Auto Nissan Roodepoort on a sunny Tuesday afternoon with no information, other than that he was a competition finalist.

“We received a phenomenal number of entries this year,” says Clere brand manager, Su-Marie Annandale. “The Clere Stock Up & Drive Off competition ran from April to July this year, and the hundreds and thousands of entries is testament to the brand; the trust and love people have for it.”

Then it’s time to announce the winner and Mpande’s nerves are visible. “I know you thought you were coming here as a finalist, but that’s not entirely true,” says Annandale to Mpande. “You’re the winner of this year’s Stock Up & Drive Off competition. This brand-new Nissan NP 200 Bakkie right here; it’s all yours!” “Wow! This is amazing, oh my, thank you so much,” says Mpande in delight as he gets into the driver’s seat smiling from ear to ear. “This is going to change my life. My car has given me so many problems, I’ve been struggling to run my business.”

“From now on, Clere is the only brand for me, and I’ll be telling everyone I know to only buy Clere,” laughs Mpande. “It’s the best.”